Hi all, first time posting here and first time Xiaomi user, this is gonna be a long post but I want to explain everything I've tried so far. I'm in the UK. Yesterday I received my new Redmi note 3 Pro (The snapdragon version), bought it from ******* pretty happy with it, managed to root using KingRoot from the playstore (preinstalled.) But firstly: I have a strange version number, MIUI v 188.8.131.52 What even is this? according to someone at XDA and somewhere else it's a weird vendor ROM? The locale settings don't even have the United Kingdom as an option, nor the USA or other EU countries? I installed the Mi PC suite and this was able to pick up on my phone being connected, however it couldn't access any files (except through the native MTP+windows explorer) or perform a backup of the device. Clicking "Update" just told me my phone was up to date. Clicking the little arrow on "update" brought up "Flash" and "RFlash". -RFlash eventually came up saying "Failed to read device information." -Flash required me to boot the phone into Fastboot mode, this I was able to do. It then gave me options of some stable build (something like 7.2.8 (?) or along those lines) and a Beta build. I selected the stable build. It then told me the same message that Rflash told me. useless. What should I do? OTA updates don't seem to be a thing that work on the vendor build I believe from what I've read. And I would like those shiny updates [Pray for marshmallow!] Secondly: Given KingRoot's terrible permission manager I wanted to replace it with SuperSU, Some time ago I rooted my Galaxy S3 with Kingo Root (read: not kingroot), I later replaced this fairly easily with SuperSU. To this day that phone is still rooted and working. I found a script that would replace KingRoot with SuperSU, from w0lfdroid, (google search "replace kingroot with superSU", a few results down the list) after a few tries I got this to work without removing root at the same time. I eventually had root according to a root check tool. I installed Titanium Backup and that functioned normally and I backed up an app to test, all seemed well. Except then today for some reason my root vanished. I opened TB and it told me it couldn't get root access. SuperSU told me there were no binaries and it was unable to install them... I tried installing the Kingo Root app, (google search "Kingo Root", Firstly the .EXE from the website didn't want to run, so I tried the APK, this, eventually told me it had failed to root, tried it a few times and it still did not want to root my device. I then tried the CNET download from the website for the Windows version. After a good few minutes of randomly jittering between percentages it told me that rooting had failed again. I tried twice more to no avail. I have just managed to Root again using KingRoot 4.5.0. However I don't know if root will persist. I will test a reboot in a moment and find out. I used an older version because the new one added things to my lockscreen including adverts which was incredibly annoying. I have heard about Supersu-me, however someone reported it entirely bricked their device, so I'm highly sceptical about using it. Thankyou for any and all help! Treat me as a daft simpleton if you give me instructions please Random note: Cool, you're using Gravatar!